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Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.

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Po (voice)
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Tigress (voice)
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Mantis (voice)
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Viper (voice)
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Crane (voice)
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Mr. Ping (voice)
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Wo Hop (voice)
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Zeng (voice)
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Monkey (voice)
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Master Rhino (voice)
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Boar (voice)
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The Winter Festival is coming and Po is asked to host the great exclusive formal banquet for all the Masters of Kung Fu. However, the occasion is on the same night as his father's restaurant's own party and Mr. Ping, upset at his son's absence, will not cancel it to cook for the masters at Po's request. Burdened by his father's imposed guilt about his conflicting responsibilities, Po finds all the preparations a dispiriting struggle. However, the solution comes from where he least expects it even as the panda must decide who truly needs him more on the big night. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Wo Hop is from the Heilongjiang province. Heilongjiang means "Black Dragon River." It is a border province that historically has had many attacks from raiders and contains part of the Great Wall of China, both of which are shown in Wo Hop's fantasies. See more »

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Mr. Ping: Think of all those lonely people who don't have anyone to spend the holiday with. There's always room for one more at Mister Ping's
Po: Look, dad, I understand how you care for the lonely people...
Mr. Ping: And lonely people pay extra.
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Followed by Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) See more »

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Awful, just awful
26 July 2014 | by (Pasadena, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Holiday specials are very much hit or miss. Merry Madagascar is remarkably good, the Ice Age special is OK. But this is horrible, but no redeeming features.

The story is precisely the sort of crap you expect in the worst such specials --- Po learns a valuable lesson about the importance of family, blah blah --- with absolutely none of the surprise, subversion, or humor that one finds in the better such specials.

The animation is likewise derivative, generic, with none of the originality of the movie.

Saddest of all was the attempt to pretend that what we are watching is Christmas (as understood by East Coast America --- no snow in LA!) without ever actually saying the word; instead we get vague references to the "Winter Feast".


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